Program Specialist, PubMed Central
Location: NIH/NCBI - Bethesda, Maryland
Job Code: PS020713
# of openings: 1
Computercraft seeks a seasoned professional to participate in, and provide
strategic, administrative, and technical expertise to, the operations of the
PubMed Central digital archive.
PubMed Central is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital
archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. The successful
candidate will work onsite at NIH with experts from the National Center for
Biotechnology Information (NCBI), which is part of NIH's National Library of
The successful candidate will work with project stakeholders including senior
NIH management, PMC content managers and software developers, international
collaborators, the research community, and scientific journal publishers to
ensure the success of PubMed Central and the NIH Public Access Policy.
Specific responsibilities may include helping to develop and interpret policy
for NCBI staff as well as various external stakeholders; negotiating
agreements with publishers and other collaborators; and identifying changes
that need to be made to PMC or ancillary systems.
Comprehensive knowledge of the scientific journal publishing business - the
editorial and administrative policy aspects as well as the technical
production process for online journals.
Knowledge of the open access movement in scientific publishing, with a good
understanding of copyright and licensing issues and various parties' positions
on open access.
At least 8 years professional experience and at least 2 years management
experience, preferably in an information management field
Strong analytic skills with attention to detail
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Substantial record of interaction with policy makers and management people
outside one's own organization.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to juggle priorities and
tasks flexibly in a dynamic environment
Ability to work independently and absorb new concepts/subject matter quickly
Commitment to public access of federally funded research
Other desirable qualifications include:
Design and development of web sites for scientific literature.
Background in government relations.
Computercraft offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package
including health insurance with 100% company paid premiums, 401K program with
matching, paid time off and holiday pay, life insurance, flexible spending and
disability coverage. We offer an excellent work life
balance with a standard 40 hour work week and the chance to work with
accomplished scientists at NIH/NCBI.
Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer.
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